LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Sennheiser this week has unveiled new hearing enhancement earbuds, Conversation Clear Plus, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The devices represent the first significant hearing product announcement since the Sennheiser consumer audio business was acquired by Sonova in May 2021.
Conversation Clear Plus is said to feature advanced speech enhancement technology to improve listening in noisy environments.
Utilizing sophisticated Sonova chip technology, conversations and calls are enhanced thanks to the Sennheiser Automatic Scene Detection feature, which is said to analyze the noise level of a user’s environment and matches the speech enhancement level to their surroundings.
Integrated into the compact and modern earbuds, Automatic Scene Detection “ensures the clearest speech in challenging environments, be it in person or on the phone”. In concert with Active Noise Cancellation, Conversation Clear Plus works dynamically to block distracting noises and improve the clarity of conversations for every level of background noise.
Conversation Clear Plus lets you choose how much background noise you want to hear. Active Noise Cancellation blocks out distractions, while the Ambient Awareness mode enables more connection with the outside environment when desired.
”Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus reflects our customers’ dynamic lives, allowing users to follow every conversation with ease, wherever they are. An independent study showed 95% of users experienced significant speech enhancement in noisy situations when using the product.” *
–Daniel Holenstein, Sennheiser Senior Product Manager
Easy set-up and operation
With step-by-step guidance in the companion app, getting started with Conversation Clear Plus is easy. In combination with the Conversation Clear Plus app, the earbuds “deliver an intuitive, hassle-free user experience for tailoring listening preferences”.
Dedicated settings for three different listening scenarios make personalizing the audio experience effortless. The ‘Relax’ listening scenario lets sound enthusiasts customize the amount of background noise they want to block, while the ‘Communication’ and ‘Streaming’ scenarios automatically adjust settings for the best performance and clarity during conversations and while streaming content, respectively.
Connecting is simple with integrated true wireless technology, making pairing with any Bluetooth-enabled device quick and hassle-free. Offering excellent comfort with its ergonomic design, the Conversation Clear Plus earbuds feature an outstanding nine-hour battery life so that they are charged and ready for whenever they are needed. The charging case makes recharging user-friendly on the go, offering another 27 hours of usage time.
Conversation Clear Plus “complements the new Sennheiser Hearing solutions product category, with best-in-class products for different situations to come in 2023 and beyond.”
Pricing and availability
The Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus will be available for pre-order on January 5, 2023, and on sale on January 20 with an MSRP of $849.99 USD.
* Conversation Clear Plus performance study, FORCE Technology, 2022